EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Two boys, ages 14 and 16, were arrested Friday night after a woman trying to get her stolen phone back was attacked and an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer who came to her aid was choked unconscious, police said Monday.
Police said an off-duty CHP officer saw the woman being attacked and tried to intervene. The group of juveniles then became aggressive with him and began assaulting him with their fists and feet, police said.
The officer was struck multiple times and was choked unconscious, police said. He was able to regain consciousness and pepper-sprayed a juvenile who was continuing to attack him.